• Sajesh Kalkandi Veettil Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kingston Rajiah


The use of simulation and related technology in healthcare education will continue to increase in the coming years and there is a collective role for this technique within pharmacy curricula. It is anticipated that increasing the amount of simulation in pharmacy curricula will have a positive impact on education and training of pharmacy students, and ultimately produce positive benefits for patients and the healthcare team. The apparent objective of introducing simulation techniques into the training program for pharmacy students is to advance the education and training of pharmacists with the ultimate objective of improving patient care and safety. Simulation experiences could never substitute experiences in real clinical settings, but has a great potential to complement clinical education as well as to use as a provision to develop skills required for a competent pharmacist. In addition to the development of technical skills such as procedural and clinical skills, simulation techniques have been used in pharmacy education in addressing general cognitive and social skills, notably in communication, decision-making, ethical issues, prioritization and teamwork. Pharmacy programs which aim to provide an opportunity for theoretical knowledge to be applied to a real clinical setting, simulated learning environments could enable a more systematic approach to both the training of clinical skills. Simulation provides a consistent, predictable experience to basic sciences, dispensing and medication supply. Ideally, it was recognized that simulation training should be integrated across all levels of pharmacy education and training.

Keywords: Simulated Learning Program, Experiential education, Pharmacy practice, India


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Veettil, S. K., and K. Rajiah. “USE OF SIMULATION IN PHARMACY PRACTICE AND IMPLEMENTATION IN UNDERGRADUATE PHARMACY CURRICULUM IN INDIA”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7, July 2016, pp. 1-5,



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